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Extreme Makeover : Home Edition Reveals Chosen Family

Posted at 7:07 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 22:07:30-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has finally announced the chosen Kern county family.

The highly anticipated day has come. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has chosen Kern County residents the, Mosley family of seven.

The Mosley's live in a three-bedroom home in North West. Jessica Mosley, a social worker, and mother of the five Mosley children says they are in complete shock.

"I am overjoyed with the love, time, work, and materials that were put into this whole thing," said Jessica Mosley.

Around 9 a.m. on Thursday the family was greeted by the famous Extreme Makeover bus.

Alongside the sea of blue volunteers was the newest host of the show, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, from ABC's Modern Family.

The Mosley family says they were nominated by someone in the community.

"I am overwhelmed and overjoyed that people are willing to take time out of there day," said Cheyenne Gregory-Mosley, one of the Mosley children. "And to come out and build a house and listen to our story."

Extreme Makeover crew tells 23ABC that they spoke to over 175 neighbors in the area and everyone was more than excited to help but they still need volunteers.

"It's going to be amazing to see all these people out here because we need all them here to get this done," said Greg Balfanz, CEO of John Balfanz Homes. "It's just not just sticks and bricks, its all the moving parts behind it that require food, clean up and everything you can think of."

Jessica Mosley is a Bakersfield native and says that the spotlight is not something she is used to and it's strange to be on the other side of a helping hand.

"I adopted them [ the children] in 2017 and it hasn’t been easy but they are great kids very resilient kids," said Jessica Mosley.

Extreme Makeover has already started the clock, to turn their house to an HGTV home special. They will be working 24 hours a day for the next four days. 

The project is still in need of volunteers, food, and donations. The show is asking the community to come out and want to remind them that the entire home is donated by the local community.

"I just want to say thank you because you guys did take the time out of your day to come out here and serve us," said Cheyenne Gregory-Mosley. "It means a lot to us, so thank you"

The show is expected to air sometime in 2020 but if you would like to volunteer now be sure to follow this link.